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Ronald P. Dufour

Oldham, John (1600– July 1636), trader, was born in Lancashire, England, of unknown parents. He first appeared in the historical record when he emigrated to Plymouth colony in 1623, arriving in July on the ship Anne. Like other non-Separatists (or “particulars”) who desired to settle in the colony, he was required to sign an agreement accepting the authority of the government, even though he had paid his own passage. He did become a Separatist shortly after arriving, but Governor ...